School Learning Plan

Elmonica Elementary School

Our Story:

Elmonica is a neighborhood K-5 Title I school of 434 students. Inquiry and workshop program models have been the heart of our instruction and philosophical approach to learning. Because we believe that all students learn best through inquiry-based instruction, we provide rigorous and engaging opportunities, including focusing on those who have been historically economically disadvantaged and underserved. The support we provide helps students meet challenging state academic standards. Collectively, Elmonica staff reviews assessment data and trends over time that indicate the need for additional support for English Language Learners and students with learning difficulties and social-emotional needs. 

Elmonica began collaborative co-teaching in 2018.  This year, collaborative co-teaching will expand to include students who need English language development, academic interventions, and behavior support.  Research proves collaborative co-teaching is an effective and equitable instructional practice for all students. We have three full-time ELL teachers collaborating in 2 out of 3 classrooms at each grade level, two Academic Coaches, and one Learning Specialist to provide additional instructional support.

To ensure that all students feel safe and welcome at our school, we continue to develop inclusive practices that enhance our social-emotional learning and become more knowledgeable anti-racist and anti-bias educators. In addition, Elmonica’s behavioral health and wellness team provides student and family support focusing on emotional health and well-being during the pandemic. 



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District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

WE Expect Excellence
  • WE teach students knowledge and skills for our evolving world.
  • WE seek, support, and recognize world-class employees.
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WE Innovate
  • WE engage students with a variety of relevant and challenging learning experiences.
  • WE create learning environments that promote student achievement.
WE Embrace Equity
  • WE build honest, safe, and inclusive relationships with our diverse students and their families.
  • WE provide needed support so that every student succeeds.
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WE Collaborate
  • WE work and learn in teams to understand student needs and improve learning outcomes.
  • WE partner with our community to educate and serve students.